We’ve been seeing various reports about BlackBerry working on Android smartphones, and it looks like apart from a new device, BlackBerry Venice, the company might also bring it to existing devices like the BlackBerry Passport. A recent video shows the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Windows 10 is here, and the first round of devices with Microsoft’s new OS pre-installed are already beginning to appear. With that in mind, rumours about new Microsoft first-party devices are also picking up. It looks like we might be seeing a new Microsoft Surface Pro sooner than expected.
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Rumours of an Android based BlackBerry device are picking up more steam, and this most recent leak of the BlackBerry Venice slider smartphone will definitely throw more oil on the fire. The renders appear to show a BlackBerry device that gives people precisely what they have been asking for all this while.
Google has revealed the name of the next version of its Android operating system. Android 6.0 will officially be known as Marshmallow, putting weeks of speculation to rest. Alongside this announcement was news that the final developer preview, the Android 6.0 SDK, has been released for download.
Expecting the newly announced Xiaomi MIUI 7 UX for Android devices to be based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop? Well, apparently not, according to users who have managed to update their device to the Chinese MIUI 7 ROM, it is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat for selected devices.
There’ve been many reports claiming that the next generation iPhones will have Force Touch on its display. Force Touch first debuted on the Apple Watch where users can have an additional layer of controls on such a tiny screen, so how would Force Touch be used on an iPhone, where there’s plenty of space to work on?
Microsoft has not entirely forgotten Windows RT, and will be rolling out an update for the ARM based operating system to bring it closer to the recently launched Windows 10 look. Of course, being the red-headed stepchild of Microsoft this update is mainly cosmetic and doesn’t bring any Windows 10 functionality with it.
It is no secret that Microsoft is preparing a set of tools that will allow developers and users to easily port Android apps over to Windows 10 Mobile. However, the software giant is not yet ready to share Project Astoria – as it is called – with the world. That has not stopped it from being leaked and allowing people to see just how powerful this tool will be.
It looks like Google and Samsung are not the only companies who are committed to keep your Android devices safe. LG recently also announced their plans for monthly security updates, while Motorola recently released an update for its existing devices to fix the Stagefright security flaw.